This project has students work in pairs explore the botany of Harvard Square. Students find a plant-related item to research and prepare a an abstract, a presentation, and a written report.... Read more about Botany of Harvard Square
This Statistics 100 project has students develop an interesting question and analyze it with either an existing dataset or an original study. Students create a poster and display their results in a setting that approximates an academic conference.... Read more about Conference-Style Statistics Project
In Math 152, Professor Paul Bamberg and his co-teacher structured the class in a seminar format, where students did mini-lectures for each other in class and critiqued each other content as well as style.... Read more about Student Math Presentations
In the 2008 offering of Math 154, Professor Paul Bamberg had small weekly sections where students prepared problems from the textbook in advance, which they presented for each other.... Read more about Section Presentations
Suzanne Blier's course, "World Fairs: Art and Exposition" makes extensive use of maps and geo-referencing to address issues of space, time, and geography in the study of colonial and world fairs.... Read more about Geo-Referencing Maps
In OEB 191: Physiological and Biochemical Adaptation, students present one or two papers in primary literature to the class and lead the discussion. After retrieving the papers from online sources or the library and reading them, the presenters prepare a PowerPoint show to explain and summarize the findings.... Read more about Presenting Primary Papers
In OEB 119: Deep Sea Biology, groups of students have to present and lead discussions on scientific papers throughout the semester. Before class each week, all students have to read an assigned scientific paper and post a summary paragraph and two questions to an online forum. A group of students has to prepare a short presentation about one part of the paper, so that each paper is presented by a different group of three to four students each week.... Read more about Paper Presentations and Discussions
Emily Russell designed this for Physics 95: Topics in Current Research aimed towards junior and senior concentrators in Physics. Students were encouraged to develop their skills in explaining complicated physics topics in layman’s terms through a short video presentation. This project incorporates public speaking skills and video technology like Final Cut Pro.
The primitive navigation final project will involve researching a topic that requires data gathering and analysis, along with research into the history associated with that topic. The final presentation will take the form of a video that will be posted online.
Introduction/Background: In Jacob Barandes' Physics 302, students are driven to learn how to teach and communicate physics by giving small, mini-lessons throughout the semester. They are then driven to perform a longer lesson as a final project to show what they have learned during the term.
Students develop a greenhouse gas inventory and reduction plan for a business, non-profit, government entity, or other institution by working with the organization to understand their sources of emissions and find practical methods of reducing them.